The Deadly Western Connections
The Aboriginal Services Network of the West (ASNoW) established the Deadly Western Connections website in 2021 to increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community connections and improve access to services in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

The Deadly Western Connections artwork was developed by Aboriginal Artist Dixon Patten

Jobs & Training
Are you looking for a new job? Have a look at the employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and find one that can jumpstart your next career move.

Kangaroo Apple flower

Business Directory
Kinaway Chamber of Commerce fosters and develops partnerships with government, corporates and academia to build procurement opportunities and facilitate support to Aboriginal businesses. Check out these businesses.

Grasslands view to the You Yangs

Events
Bring your kids, bring your mob to some of these deadly events and programs.

KRoad Cliffs, Werribee River

Traineeships & Volunteering
Get a kickstart into your career by applying for an internship or lock in some extra training.

White gum, Bungeys Hole, Werribee River

Services & Networks
Are you looking for a particular service or support? Check out our diverse network across a broad range of sectors.

Truganina swamp, Altona

Deadly Communities

This is a meeting place for the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in western metropolitan Melbourne.
The site is an online only collaboration of various providers in the west and is therefore unable to accept donations.

July 20, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Western NAIDOC Ball

Come together with Western Melbourne mob and allies to celebrate NAIDOC week.
Your NAIDOC ticket will include deadly entertainment for the night, a yummy 3 course meal and free wine and beer.

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July 21, 2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Western NAIDOC Running Festival 2024

Western VACCA and Partners invite you to this annual event. Free fun run/walk for Aboriginal community members and allies to celebrate NAIDOC Week, including cultural activities before and after the run, BBQ Lunch, Live Music and Kids activities.

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July 21, 2024 6:00 pm

No Fixed Address – UK Send Off Show @ The Tote Hotel

No Fixed Address return to The Tote Hotel before heading to the UK to tour, their last show in Melbourne until the end of the year. An evening of entertainment featuring the music of the bands and special guests Stray Blacks. Tickets available on Oztix for $35. Click below for more details.

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July 2, 2024 11:00 am - July 23, 2024 12:00 pm

Djirra KWP – Calendar – workshops – July 2024

July 2024 KWP calendar is now ready! Get in quick to sign up any clients or community members, as spots will fill in quickly. Contact KWP to register, call 9244 3333 (and press 3) or email kwp@djirra.org.au

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Melbourne
DUE DATE: 19/07/2024
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Keilor Park, Melbourne
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Sunshine (Part time, 3-year fixed term role)
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Acknowledgement of Country and Traditional Owners


We recognise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Nations of the lands now known as Australia. We acknowledge the people of the Wadawurrung, Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung languages in the Kulin Nation as the First Custodians of these grasslands, waterways and basalt plains.

For tens of thousands of years, the Werribee River has been a significant meeting place for a diversity of Aboriginal people to build community, exchange resources, and share responsibility for its lands. We pay respect to the wisdom of Ancestors and resilience of Elders, past and present. We recognise the ongoing impacts of colonisation for generations of Aboriginal people and this land. We commit ourselves to learning and working together to determine a better future, grounded in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of caring for the whole earth community.